Friday, December 15, 2017

12.15.17 Weekend Mix



Smashing Pumpkins - Zero (Le Castle Vania remix)
Laidback Luke & Mark Villa - Rise
Destructo - Bassface
Jax Jones - Breathe (featuring Ina Wroldsen)
Josh Butler and Bontan - Call You Back
Nathan Barato and Leon - Royal Hippo
Green Velvet/Riva Starr - I Feel Good
Green Velvet/Prok|Fitch - Sheeple
Return of the Jaded - Did You Take My Money
Audiojack - Reverie
Part-T-One - I'm So Crazy
Tchami - Godspell (featuring Taiki Nulight)
Mike Williams and Dastic - You and I
Davi and Definition - Desole
BTS - Mic Drop (Steve Aoki remix)
Major Lazer and Grandtheft - Number One
Yellow Claw featuring Stori-I - Both of Us
Sam F. featuring Sophie Rose - Limitless
Myrne - Lyra
Skrillex with Diplo, CL and G-Dragon - Dirty Vibe
Conro - Close
Middle Child - You (featuring Zaza Monroe)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12.14.17 Bee-otch of the Day: The FCC


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Name: Federal Communications Commission
Age: 83
Occupation: fun destroyers
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: creating the end of a free internet


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Oh, sweet internet, we will miss you.

Today, the FCC voted 3-2 to overthrow former President Obama's edict that prohibited internet service providers from barring customers from going to websites they don't like. What this means is that your ISP now has the right to make sure that you can't go to certain websites, or even throttle the speed of the site itself or worse, charge you extra to go to your favorite sites (like this one).

Net Neutrality has been an issue since the 2000s when some phone companies frowned on people using VOIP services to make calls. However, the FCC told them to stop. Same with P2P sites.

Of course, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is a former Verizon exec, and that company is now applauding the FCC's decision since they can now charge you more to go to certain sites or even throttle your speed. It's like watching Netflix and it buffers all the time. Or worse, let's say that you already have a Netflix subscription and yet, your ISP redirects you to Hulu instead.

Folks, this shit wouldn't have happened if last year's presidential election got all fucked up. Trump got a bunch of big business ass-kissers into his cabinet and now, kiss your internet goodbye. The good news is that Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey (D) is coming up with a bill that might overthrow the FCC's idiotic rules. Now with one less Repuke in the Senate, this bill might be easy to pass. Remember, the FCC's stupid rules have been overturned before. Remember Janet Jackson's nip slip? The FCC tried to fine "fleeting expletives" but that got shot down.

The sad thing is that every time we have a conservative in the White House it seems, the FCC gets worse. When Reagan was president, the Fairness Doctrine was killed, allowing radio stations to air right-winged hate talk 24/7. When Clinton was president, Telecom 96 was passed, allowing radio companies like Clear Channel and Cumulus to buy up almost virtually every radio station they wanted. Of course, the joke was on them because both companies are now billions in debt. Of course, the Janet Jackson incident was under Dubya's watch, but guess what? Nothing really happened under Obama. Hell, the only broadcaster that got slapped with a Notice of Apparent Liability was a TV station that accidentally showed a pornographic website when they did a news story about a firewoman who was also a porn star.

I agree that it's sad that it's not even a year since Drumpf became president and look where we're at, folks. Environmental laws are being scaled back, The wealthy are getting a tax break while the working stiffs are now paying more and now, this. If Drumpf is still president by 2020, expect this country to be flying Russian flags.

But don't look at me, I didn't vote for the guy.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12.13.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Roy Moore


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Name: Roy Moore
Age: 70
Occupation: former judge
Last Seen: Alabama
Bee-otched For: failing


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Hard to believe it, but there's smart people in Alabama after all.

Yesterday's nail-biting election had Democrat Doug Jones beating the controversial former judge with a slim margin, 49.9% to Moore's 48.4%. It was almost a split decision, but the truth was that a pedophile has no place in the Senate and the people of traditionally conservative Alabama have spoken.

Yes, Moore had his supporters, such as talk radio assholes like Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham, game show legend Chuck Woolery, badass wannabe Chuck Norris and yes, Drumpf. There were some churches that supported Moore as well, but in the end, good triumphs evil.

The real loser here is none other than Drumpf himself, since the Repukes will be losing a seat in the Senate. The funny thing, too is the fact that Alabama's one of the friendliest states for Drumpf with a 48% approval rating. However, in all fairness, he also has a 48% disapproval rating to boot.

With a 32% approval rating nationwide, Drumpf's reign of terror might not last too much longer. And if he's not impeached or imprisoned by next year, we'll start seeing the Ds replace the Rs in both the House and Senate. Already, the Rs barely have a majority in the Senate and some of the moderates are starting to act more like the Dems if they want to maintain their seats next year.

So, that's it for Roy Moore, an asshole who hid behind The Ten Commandments and his religion. The truth is, yes, all shall forgive, but his victims won't. Even though he lost by only 20,715 votes, the people of Alabama have spoken and they don't want a sexual offender representing their state.

Goodbye, you fake asshole. And the horse you rode in on.


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

U.P. RADIO STATION OWNER IMPRISONED


12.12.17 

  
U.P. RADIO STATION OWNER IMPRISONED 
Owner of 16 radio stations with former Howard Stern programmer in jail for drunk driving

The man who co-owns many radio stations in Michigan's upper peninsula is in a Charlevoix County jail for 270 days for drunk driving.

William Curtis Gleich, who owns Sovereign Communications with a name familiar with us Howard Stern fans, Tim Sabean, was arrested in November for his third offense of drunk driving. He will also serve 36 months probation and pay $2858 in court fees. 

Sovereign's properties include stations in Sault Ste. Marie such as CHR Yes 99.5, Rock 101 and full-serve 1230 WSOO and Marquette's 93/94 Rock, Big Country 92.3 and full-serve 680 WDBC, a station whose 10,000 watt signal gets out a ways.

I've had the privilege of meeting Mr. Gleich a few times several years ago at the St. Ignace Auto Show, along with the staff of his stations. He was a stand-up guy and very fun to talk to. It's heartbreaking that when he was busted for drunk driving his first two times, he didn't learn his lesson. Now that he's going to be in jail well into the new year, I hope that he will sober up and get his life back in order. Drinking and driving do not mix.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

12.7.17 Bee-otch of the Day: The Republican Party


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Name: The Republican Party
Age: 153
Occupation: right-winged assholes
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: not doing the right thing



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Today was a bittersweet day in the world of politics and comedy.

Former SNL comic and Minnesota senator Al Franken announced that he's resigning over the allegations brought on by several women that he assaulted them. In a speech today on Capitol Hill, he said that it was a shame that he's leaving while there's a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office, plus the fact that the Republicans are embracing a pedophile in Alabama.

OK, so Franken is a sick man and probably needs help. But what he did is NOTHING comparing to what Drumpf and Roy Moore did in the past. It is a shame that Franken, who up until the allegations broke out was one of the best senators in the US has now seen his star fade into oblivion.

The Dems made the right decision to step away from Franken, so why can't the Repukes do the same to Moore and Drumpf? Plus, why do they defend them? IMHO, it might be the simple gesture of forgiveness. Yes, The Bible preaches it, but the thing is, it does not erase the scars of the past. Moore and Drumpf's victims should be upset that the two are very powerful and use their positions in life to get what they want. True, nobody's above the law, even the president. This means that even if you're the Commander in Chief, keep your damn hands to yourself.

All I can say is that when there's a special election in Minnesota, they'll vote for a candidate that's not some right-winged whack job that's in line with Drumpf. Minnesotans know better. America does need change, but not the one Drumpf is leading us to.

Minnesotans need somebody who's good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people - er, never mind.


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

12.6.17 Bee-otches of the Day: Orin Harris and Holly Jane Kusserow-Smidt


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Names: Orin Harris and Holly Jane Kusserow-Smidt
Ages: 76, 63
Occupations: former broadcaster and teacher
Last Seen: Forest City, IA
Bee-otched For: being a bunch of racist assholes



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You know, I love radio stations that STILL have a local staff.

Many stations - including here in Grand Rapids - rely on voicetracking and cyberjocking to save a few bucks on having locals behind the mic. iHeartMedia stations here in Beer City, USA - especially WSNX - are probably the biggest culprits.

However, sometimes, live and local jocks can be downright assholes.

Take Orin Harris and Holly Jane Kusserow-Smidt, who formerly worked at KIOW/Mix 107.3 in Forest City, IA. Harris broadcasted basketball games while Kusserow-Smidt - an elementary school teacher during the day - board-opped during the games.

A week ago Tuesday, the two were working a game between Forest City and nearby Eagle Grove. During a commercial break, the two discussed three players on the opposing Eagle Grove team who happened to be Hispanic. They made racist comments about the high school players and Harris even said "go back to where you came from!"

Although the comments did not go over the air at KIOW, a full-service radio station that covers northern Iowa that plays mostly adult contemporary, the comments were heard on Facebook Live. Needless to say, the two's comments did not go over well with the locals. As a result, the two were fired from KIOW and Kusserow-Smidt was put on paid leave. In a statement, Harris apologized for the comments, and since he was going to retire next year, he's upset that it had to end that way.

Well, duh! What a bunch of fucked up, backwoods assholes. People should be judged by TALENT, not their skin color. It was right for KIOW to can the two and I hope whomever replaces them does a better job. If that kind of racism speaks about the people of that small town in Iowa, remind me to stay the hell away from there.

Maybe those two hicks should go back to where they came from.


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12.5.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump


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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 71
Occupation: lead asshole of Nerdo Crumbezia
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: making all the wrong decisions



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After weeks of thinking, Drumpf has come up with a decision in regards to the Alabama senate fight: he's going to support the sick fuck known as Roy Moore.

The Bible-thumping ex-judge gained the support of the de facto president yesterday, who said that we didn't need a liberal Democrat in the senate. Right now, Moore is trailing opponent Doug Jones by four points. The special senate election is next week. Jones even got a $100 donation from outgoing Arizona senator Jeff Flake, who wrote "country over party" on the check.

Of course, this is an asshole who has 18 women who have all claimed that he either groped, harassed and over raped them.

These have been a turbulent past few days for Drumpf, with his tax plan passing the senate but seeing Michael Flynn admitting his guilt for lying to the FBI. Who knows? Jared Kutchner might be next and then Drumpf himself!

Hopefully, Drumpf will be in a jail cell a year by now. Hopefully, he'll be in jail before his tax plan passes and we'll all be saved from another 2008.

2020 can't come soon enough.

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